Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge, week 1

Okay, so I love scrapbooking...well, all paper crafting really. I tend to let life in the way and don't get to enjoy my hobby as much as I would like. I also don't share on my blog much about my hobby. Well, perhaps that will change. This week I decided to participate in the Heart 2 Heart Challenge. The challenge is to use the specified colors to create something using Close To My Heart products. It doesn't have to be all CTMH, but what I created today is 100% CTMH.
This is a Luau invite that I am helping my mom make. This is my first run and she will have to approve everything, but it works for this challenge. This week, we had to use Sweet Leaf (green), Sunflower (yellow-orange), and Chocolate (brown).
Here's how I created my card.

Supplies needed:
Colonial White card base,
Chocolate cardstock, 1 x 4 1/4
Colonial White cardstock, 3 x 3
14 inches, hemp
Surf's Up stamp set
Foam dimensional tape
Sunflower, Sweet Leaf and Chocolate ink

For the background I used just a plain Colonial White card base and random stamped the base of the pineapple using Sunflower ink. Sunflower ink is actually the color of the surfboard, but I used a technique called second generation stamping.
To do second generation, simply ink the stamp. Then stamp once on a scrap piece of paper. Then, without reinking, stamp the image on your project. I used second generation Sweet Leaf on the tops of the pineapples.
The surfboards were stamped on the 3 x 3 cardstock and cut out. I chose to do one of the surfboards in Sunflower and Chocolate and the other in just Chocolate ink.
I used an edge distressor on the piece of chocolate cardstock, but the edge of your scissors will also work. I tend cut and tied the hemp and placed in on the card. I used the foam tape to raise up the surfboards and then stamped the Luau in chocolate ink on the card.
That's it. Pretty simple. But I like how it turned out.


  1. What a cute luau invite! I'm sure your mom will love it. Glad it worked out to participate in our first challenge :) Hope you share more papercrafting on your blog!

  2. You should definitely post your artwork more - this card is great! Thanks for playing along with this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

  3. So cute! What a great invite!

  4. Your card makes we want SUMMER more than ever! Thanks for playing with us at H2H! Love it!

  5. Definitely make me think "summer"! What a great invite.

  6. This would be a very festive invite for a luau party.

  7. Never thought of this stamp set but it's PERFECT! Thanks for playing along!

  8. I'd never think of this color combo with this stamp set...and it totally works! I could see this for a masculine birthday invitation. Nice job!

  9. how cute is that? love everything about it! thanks for playing along this week! look forward to seeing more of your artwork.

  10. Oh, fun in the sun...I can't wait! Great card!